Sunday, June 7, 2015

6/1/2015..Miracles around us!!

Amazing experience #1- So, the stage is set. Elder Jordan and I are driving down the road. Prior to that, we were discussing who to visit and felt prompted to go visit one lady. On the way to her home, we saw this guy walking down the road with a guitar. I asked Elder Jordan, "should we get out and talk to him?" In response to my question he said, 'Why not?" So, we sped up, parked on the side of the road, jumped out and started talking with him about guitar playing. We asked him to play something for us and he played an Em chord! It was awesome! ;) He told us that he had had dinner with Elder Nelson 5 times and that his grandparents live right next to him. That rung a bell for Elder Jordan! As it turns out, we had heard that same story from his mom, a LA member! We told him that we knew his mom, mentioned we had had an appointment set up but it had fallen through. He hung his head and said that he was the reason it fell through. He had gotten into some trouble and his mom had to cancel our appointment as a result. THAT is when the miracle happened! This boy was humble enough to admit his mistake and the spirit just came rushing in! As it turns out, he was heading to Salt Lake tomorrow (today) to get some help. Elder Jordan then went on to tell him that his story was and is the EXACT same. EXACT same situation, exact same scenario and he invited this boy to magnify the opportunity that he had been given, to go to Salt lake, read the Book of Mormon, pray and come back a changed man. They boy said he would and also said, "I'll probably never forget this experience." We then said goodbye, returned to our car, said a prayer and actually never got to talk to the woman that we felt inspired to go and visit! Haha! We now have much stronger testimonies of talking with everyone though and I truly know that the Lord puts us where He needs us. I look forward to that boys return and hopefully, he can serve a mission someday, just like Elder Jordan is right now. :)

Amazing Experience #2- We were teaching one of our investigators, about the Restoration of the Gospel and the lesson was going so well! We invited her to be baptized on June 20th @ 6 and with gusto and excitement she exclaimed, "Oh wow! I have a date!!!" and then went on to laugh and clap for joy. Wow is exactly what I was thinking and probably the word that was written on my forehead for the next couple moments. It was amazing! She will be baptized the Saturday before I return home and her and her fellow shipper,  a returning to activity member, came to Stake Conference yesterday! They cried a lot and loved it! Can someone say, "Miracles?!?!" We are loving it! :) We have another appointment with her this evening and will be taking her on a church tour! :)

Amazing Experience #3- This wasn't really an amazing experience but it was definitely a funny one! Alas, towards the end of May..... Elder Jordan and I ran out of miles...... SO, we were forced to ride our bikes (one of which is quite broken and inconvenient to ride) to our area and in our area. Maybe I'm a wimp who is way to comfortable with his car BUT, it was terrible!!! Haha! It was definitely a humbling experience though and we are better because we went through it though! :)

Overall, this past week was amazing!! It rained a lot, we had a thunderstorm last night, we had Stake Conference which was AMAZING, and this week I get to have dinner with the Axlines! (an amazing family from Pocatello) Life is good! :) I love you all!! :) My invitation is for everyone to take some time this week to read from "Preach My Gospel" and "Power of Everyday Missionaries" by Clayton M. Christensen! it will change your life! Have an amazing week! :)

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